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of heavy israeli air strikes on gaza began before dawn with bombs targeting a pro hamas tv station and flattening a number of buildings where rescuers combed through the rubble for survivors. the attacks have killed more than 50 palestinians, half civilians, including 14 children. we're heading from one location to another. you probably just heard the iron dome go off. a fellow is taking cover there. the whole key during one of these sirens is to try to find a place to lay down and tuck in somewhere like this rock. this is a fact of life. the time the sirens go off to the time you need to be down is just 20 or 30 seconds. we heard the impact of this rocket and you can see the firefighters still hosing down the car. air raid sirens went off at 8:00 in the morning. you can imagine the people in this house and neighborhood having breakfast were thinking as they heard the explosions. >> the israelis launched the offensive because a million people around southern israel are living their life every day under fear of rockets and about a week ago it began on wednesday. we had the major air
. it was a port city. if tel aviv. police say a hamas rocketed was destroyed in midair by the defense system, all of this as the death toll climbs on both sides with reports of 42 palestinians and 3 israelis killed so far. israeli forces continue massive building up of artillery and as many as 75,000 troops in possible for a ground invasion of the gaza strip. david lee miller is live on the front lines. david lee? >> reporter: that is right. we're short distance from the border and over my shoulder, perhaps you can make out the iron dome missile defense system. during the last several hours, israel has continued to pound the gaza strip. there have been more than 200 air strikes and there have been rocket launching sites and the prime minister and a police station. there is also a report now that the israeli defense forces have implemented another targeted assassination going after another hamas commander. the death tomorrow is up to 45 palestinians killed and 350 bounded. so far three israeli have been killed. also in the last 24 hours, dozens and dozens of rockets have been fired from gaza by mi
: new signs of tough challenges ahead for gaza. number two leader of hamas now saying the group will not stop arming itself. a commented suggesting that indirect negotiations on the border deal could be very difficult. in the meantime, life at the gaza strip returning to normal after the week long strikes. tens of those of children heading back to school. cease-fire appears to be holding. conner powell with more on that. >> reporter: this is still fragile cease-fire. it is important to point out that the cease-fire is holding but still massive challenges has to be dealt with. israel and hamas will send representatives to cairo to continue negotiations through the mediators. later this next couple of days or so probably starting on monday, but there is talks from hamas saying they will continue to rearm and continue to fight, but right now the cease-fire is holding as part of the agreement. israel said they will ease the blockade around gaza, but israel wants guarantees for security because these are two of the really big points that will be worked out in the coming days. still,
: for a fifth straight day, the israeli military and militants in the hamas-ruled gaza strip are hammering away at each other by air and sea. dozens have died and neither side is showing any sign of letting up. an israeli official reportedly just landed in cairo, where egypt is trying to broke are a cease-fire. as israel signals it is open to negotiation, it is also preparing for the possibility of a ground war. we have team coverage. we have a reporter on the ground and a reporter traveling with president obottom akeeping a close eye on the middle-east. leyland? >> reporter: shannon, this is a country on the brink of war, just over my right shoulder is the gas station, where many citizens soldier some of the 30,000 reservivist, called up, stopping for everything from oreos to water to do rito's to pick up before they man their tank, maneuvering in the black of this, right behind me, before possibly heading into gazzasm more than a dozen palestinian killed in airstrikes inside the gaza strip. many of them are civilian, some children. here, we have had at least a dozen injured. this is quite lit
there is a meeting underway in cairo between arab leaders, hamas, and islamic jihad. they're trying to pressure hamas and islamic jihad to stop the rocket fire sometime in the next 24 or 36 hours, which is the time we're hearing for the ground offensive to start. back to you. >> very tense situation. thank you so much for that update. as the armed conflict between israel and gaza militants intensifies, concerns over an israeli ground offensive are mounting. joining us now live from tel aviv is deputy knesset speaker. we've slight technical delay, so there is going to be a little delay in our conversation, so we apologize for that ahead of time. welcome. great to have you on the program today. for three days now, gaza militants fired rockets at tel aviv. you have 75,000 israeli reservists now on alert. is israel at the brink of war? >> the provision is very clear, we are determined to bring peace and tranquility to israel. more than a million people are under attack today. missiles have been trying into tel aviv right here behind me, 15 minutes ago, we had a missile coming over into jerusalem. we are
as head of the brotherhood to aid hamas and other radical groups through out the arab world. that would be for u.s. pro western abe rap regimes and israel as well. >> president obama was issuing glowing reviews of mr. moresy. talked to him over 6 times. here is a quote before the power grab. mr. obama told aids he was impressed with the pragmatic confidence. tested engineer's precision with surprisingly little ideology. most importantly he told aids he considered mr. morsi a straight shooter. your reaction? >> if in fact the new york times report is correct it shows this is simple. it shows blindness on the part of the president that he doesn't understand what motivates morsi, doesn't understand that basic ideology, it shows he does not understand the muslim brotherhood's objectives. with that kind of blindness as i think he demonstrated in other foreign policy areas it is very difficult in fact impossible to formulate effective american policy. it is a bad, bad sign for the u.s. and the middle east in the weeks and months ahead. >> just live with moresy and the muslim brotherhood no ma
alert. the violence is intensifying in the middle-east. israel and hamas may be inching closer to an all-out war. there are thousands of troops near the gaza border, awaiting a possible ground invasion. the story's developing at this hour. good morning. >> eric: welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters on this sunday morning. israel now threatens to expand its offensive, dozens of rockets continuing to rain down on the state. this is 75,000 reservists have been called up. meanwhile, reports say a senior israeli official has arrived in cairo for talks on possibly securing a truce, if that's possible at all with hamas. we go live along the gaza/israeli border with the latest for you. >> reporter: this country is on the brink of war. there is no question about t. we move locations since we talked an hour ago to a safer ground here. >> as we moved, we saw israeli troops pounding in rubber mats over parts of the highway here so they can drive tanks over them and maneuver in this area around the gaza border. it has been a very bloody day in the air war, the israeli airstrikes
folbaum. >> arthel: i'm arthel neville. israel on the brink of war with hamas, mobilizing tens of thousands of reserve troops for a possible ground invasion of the gaza strip. could a full blown conflict drag in the u.s.? >> rick: the white house responding after david petraeus' testimony raised new questions over the handling of the deadly terrorist attack in libya and the response. the general's talking points on what really happened reportedly altered. but who did it? >> arthel: and hundreds of veterans from iraq and afghanistan join the relief effort for super storm sandy. we have a live report from one of the hardest hit areas here in the coast. >> rick: we begin with a fox news alert. growing concern that israel and the palestinians may be inch closer to a full blown conflict. the sounds of israeli air strikes thundering in gaza. tensions rising to their highest level in years. palestinian militants firing rockets at israel's largest city. israel mobilizing troops for a possible grounds invasion. david lee miller is live near the southern israel border with the very lates
strip now going back to school as the fragile cease-fire between hamas and israel appears to be holding, as families on both sides of the border pick up the pieces after week long strikes. connor powell is in jerusalem with the latest on that, connor? >> well, rick, three days now into the cease-fire, it appears to be holding and the threat of allout war between israel and hamas appears to be subsiding rapidly and there are signs that life is returning to normal here in the holy land for the first time in more than a week, children have gone back to school in both israel and in gaza. yesterday, children in southern israel returned for their school classroom work, and this comes ales stores and markets are beginning to reopen in southern israel as we speak. and across the border in gaza, palestinian children returning today to school the first time in more than a week as the cleanup there is beginning. now, one of the big points of the cease-fire agreement is easing of the blockade around gaza and for the first time what that means, a lot of ambiguity around that statement and for the fi
to normal as israel begins to ease border restrictions into gaza after a cease-fire agreement with hamas the other day and that ended eight days of cross border fighting which claimed the lives of 166 palestinians and six israeli civilians. as part of a truce brokered by egypt israel agreed to ease more restrictions of gaza border blockade after they first took over in 2007. >> no doubt the white house is watching the developments in egypt very closely as the timing of this sweeping power grab raises new questions. president morsi's move coming just a day after egypt helped broker a cease-fire between israel and hamas. molly henneberg is live in washington and molly, we heard that the state department put out a statement on this, but omits one thing which is what? >> his name, president morsi's name. instead the state department says the decisions and declarations in egypt quote, raised concerns for egyptians and the community. and assuring that power would not be overly concentrated in the hand of any one person or institution. but it does not call on president morsi directly to reverse
hamas up to this. i really don't think so because i think the egyptians sent representatives over to the gaza strip to talk to hamas. folks over there, what are you out of your mind? if they think they can provoke a war with israel and that the neighbors are going to join in, that is simply isn't going to happen. it may have happened ten years ago, but right now, if you look what is going on in syria, they are tied up. there are riots and big problems in jordan. egypt has a brand-new government. the egyptians the last thing they are going to do is going war over hamas with the israelis. hamas has to get back in the box. the question is have they so provoked the israelis that the israelis after standing up their reserves can they stop at this point or are they over the tipping point. they are going to go in and clean out that rat's nest wuansd for all. >> heather: that is what i was going to ask you. prime minister netanyahu the israeli military is going to expand the operation or prepared to. >> i do. i think they are fully prepared at this point having had rockets come in, every
going on in cairo, the head of hamas and islamic jihad, a number of negotiators through the egyptians who then talk to the israelis about cease-fire terms. the idea here going forward would be sometime 24 to 48 hours, in order to prevent that ground war, that's if they can get a cease-fire in place and at that point we would know whether we're going to a ground war which could last weeks or perhaps longer or if both sides call it a day and more in their debt and of course, civilian casualties on both sides. >> kelly: we hope the cease-fire takes place, we know the military is prepared and what they train for, what about the civilians living in israel. hearing those sirens go off. you can only imagine what it's like to hear sirens going off, not knowing if a rocket is going to strike your home, your place of business, or even the beach front where you're enjoying a time with your family. what's the atmosphere, the mood among the civilians there? >> over the past couple of days, this country has gone from its sort of joyful normal self to all of a sudden on a war footing. anyone in the
? >> that is it a problem. what morsi has done over the past 10 days and sponsored a cease fire agreement between hamas and israel under the aegis of the administration. he is appearing as the guy who is do. >> and washington has a choice. will we have more pressure on morsi f. we do so he may not work with us on stabilizing the gaza piece. it is difficult for the administration to deal with. >> on israel and hamas seize fire. do you feel optmistic that it will continue to hold. >> it holds depending on the ibtension of the two sides. they would like to commit to a seize fire. and it is up to hamas and islamic jihad. one is egypt and morsi and he would like to see the seize fire working because he would get support. and the other ally is iran and they may act or demand that their supporter necessary hamas and palestinian would reengage them. >> it is up to them to decide that. >> thank you for joining us with that insight. >> thank you, uma . >> and this news. former palestinian leadership yassar arafat's body will be exhumedo. this discovery sparks susthat arafat may have been murdered by israel it is
is he doing this on the heels of the hamas cease-fire? excuse me. i think it's because he wants the deal that the united states gave mubarak eye will support you in foreign policy in the region, you lead domestic internal running of the country it me. i think that is what is going to unfold in front of us. >> shannon: do you think the u.s. as relates to the cease-fire was too effusive in the praise from secretary of state clinton, and now what does the white house do? they have remained quiet. we have a statement from the state department, but nothing from the white house so far. >> i don't think the praise -- morsi's certainly deserving credit to help to broker the peace. and the administration play aid vital role in that and they deserve credit. the larger issue is a revolutionary change in the middle-east. it is the foreign policy surprise of this administration, as 9/11 was for bush. and how we cope with this. our disengagement policy in the middle-east is inviting this change to go in the wrong direction. al qaeda is on the rise, the islamists are on the rise. morsesi looked at iraq
weapons headed to gaza and the cargo ship may contain longer range ballistic missiles. hamas leadership says with the help of iran will continue to rebuild its arsenal. workers in gaza are now rebuilding tunnels two-thirds of which were destroyed by israeli air strikes. according to iran's news agency he called hamas prime minister to congratulate him on a great victory. he said we stand by the palestinian people. and it's not just religion leaders they are supporting the cease-fire. violating the truce would be a sin. >> gregg: a church in nigeria obliterated in twin car bombings. first explosion happening right after a service at a church today. second minutes later and no word opposes casualties as yet. blast taking place home to a major military facility. nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but it comes two days after a military task force announced a $1.8 million reward for information leading to the arrest of top members of a radical islamic sect. >> heather: shocking admission from a florida sheriff. case kaylee's anthony's death, her mother was acquitted. they say t
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